Trying to fit exercise into a busy schedule can be a daunting task, but afterward, it can be tough knowing just what you need to be doing, and doing it right. CrossFit is widely regarded as the sport of fitness, but it can be a bit daunting jumping straight into one of their gyms without knowing what to do with yourself. If you’re new to CrossFit and you have no idea where to start then you’re in the right place. Here is a basic guide to CrossFit and some beginner exercises to get you on your way.
You need to keep in mind that your own bodyweight is the bread and butter of essential fitness and that is much tougher than it sounds. Burpees are hard, and they work your whole body at once. Try and get to twenty, and make it twenty proper ones. You’ll need to make sure your feet are your shoulders width apart, and you’ll bend down as if you are squatting and place your hands on the floor. From here you will flick your legs backward so they are behind you and you end up in the press up position, where you will then do a press up before jumping up into the air.
10 squats, 10 press ups, and 10 sit-ups
Each of these exercises, both together and individually, form a great workout. One suggestion is to do ten of each, alternating each exercise; it should look like ten squats, ten press ups, and ten sit-ups. You should then do as many as you can in a three-minute stint. You will then, over time, be able to increase how many you can do in this time, eventually increasing the amount of time you do this to five minutes.
5 Pull-ups, 10 push-ups, and 15 squats
Remember, it’s all about your body weight. This one is much longer and lasts twenty minutes. The set goes as five pull-ups, ten push-ups, and fifteen squats, doing as many as you can within the designated time. This workout will require a pull-up bar, whereas the others have relied exclusively on your body weight as opposed to equipment. You will need to get used to equipment if you intend to do CrossFit, especially if you’re going to join a gym.
20 kettlebell swings, 25 lunges, and 100 squats
Remember, you can choose any of these recommended workouts and repeat depending on the time you have during the day, or the intensity. This workout requires the use of kettlebells to do the kettlebell swings. You need to make sure that you are using the kettlebells correctly and maintaining the appropriate form or you may end up causing more damage than good. If you repeat these three exercises for twenty minutes, and in intervals of your choosing afterward, you’ll be good to go.
These exercises will help you getting some idea and confidence when it comes to CrossFit. Now, you can decide whether you want to sign up to a gym or continue at home.